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Thilo Sarrazin: SPD leadership partly ‘in the hands of fundamental Muslims’

Former Berlin finance senator and bestselling author Thilo Sarrazin (SPD) has accused his party of suppressing any internal discussion about Islam in Germany.

Published: January 28, 2020, 9:08 am

    Berlin

    “The current SPD leadership is apparently partly in the hands of fundamentally oriented Muslims who want to prevent a critical discussion of Islam in Germany in principle,” Sarrazin told Tichys Einblick.

    The background is the party expulsion Sarrazins sought by the SPD. The Berlin State Arbitration Commission had reached a desicion on Thursday that the SPD was allowed to exclude the author.

    Sarrazin has been a part of the party since 1973. The arbitration committee of the SPD district association Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf had decided in July last year that Sarrazin had violated the “values” ​​of the party.

    “The dissemination of anti-Muslim and cultural-racist statements by the defendant under the guise of his well-known SPD membership, which is repeatedly highlighted in press reports, questions the credibility of the party and its commitment to its values ​​and basic views,” said the statement.

    Sarrazin appealed against this but was defeated by the Berlin Arbitration Commission. The bestselling author also wants to contest their verdict.

    In an interview with Tichy’s Einblick, Sarrazin accused his party of withdrawing from the center of society and losing its capacity as a left-wing People’s Party.

    It was not he who changed, but the SPD, he said. “In the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s or even in the early 2000s, the SPD would never have thought of excluding someone from the party because of a book that is critical of religion,” emphasized the 74-year-old.

    “I would also definitely not have been excluded from the SPD if I had written a critical book not about Islam but about the Catholic Church.”

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    • LuciusAnnaeusSeneca

      Sarrazin’s warning about the direction the SPD is taking, and the forces in the SPD leadership driving the changes in the party, should certainly be of concern to anyone with an interest in the survival of aviable and credible political party system in Germany. We may suspect many other SPD members are also concerned about the growing, and very pernicious, influence of radical Islamist members of the party.

      That said, a lot of SPD members seems to not see anything wrong about the coalition of the SPD–a socialist party, not just a “center-left” party the lacky press would like us to believe–with Merkel’s centrist CDU, which touts itself as the “Christian Democratic Union”. This shameless act of political prostitution, for the sole purpose of keeping the Merkel government and its allies in power, and enjoy the benefits of such, has also done grevious damage to the German body politic. But we hear little condemnation of that, if much concern at all.

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